Though I dabbled in art most of my life, it wasn't until I
retired from teaching that I started to take painting and
drawing seriously. Over the years I had done some pastel.
Watercolor became my first interest both in Kentucky and
here in Florida in winters before moving permanently.
When I discovered colored pencil at
a meeting of CPSA 117 at the library,
I was fascinated with what is possible
to create with a simple pencil! I took
some classes locally and workshops at
national conventions. I have tried
different papers and pencil types.
Most of my recent work has been of
animal life. I have also tried combining
different mediums with colored pencil,
mostly watercolor and pen and ink.
|Mary Florence Lee
I feel that colored pencil is gaining acceptance as a serious art
form and that there is so much to learn from fascinating artists
in this field. Our pencil artists are very open to new ideas and
sharing techniques - it is never dull and there is always that
next project I'm anxious to start."
When I'm not working with colored pencil, I am painting en
plein air. But even there I am experimenting much as I do with
pencils, having worked in pastel, watercolor, oil and acrylic.
Am still trying to find a way to use pencil en plein air with a
reasonable speed......watercolor pencils and a waterbrush?
My website: maryflorencelee.com